“ Brand: Aquafresh / Type: Toothpaste / Texture: Gel / What it does: Refreshes, „
I have been very conscious of my little ones teeth, and on our last visit to the dentist he gave some great advice on brushing techniques, the types of brush we should use and the toothpaste he recommends. Whilst we have used Boots branded and Tesco branded one in the past, when I was in Superdrug recently there was a 3 for 2 offer across oral care so I picked up a new toothbrush and (since she will always need toothpaste!) I bought two tubes of this aquafresh milk teeth tooth paste which costs about £1 or so but I got the second one for free!
It comes in a little white tube of 50ml and has a cute decoration of the toothpaste with a face on it, holding a sign that says 3-5 years. It says it contains fluoride protection 1450 ppm and is made from GlaxoSmithKline.
It is a top down tube so you can stand the tube up and it has a flip top cap to get the toothpaste out. The tube is made of plastic but is easily squeezable to get the toothpaste out without any wastage. The toothpaste itself is striped red, white, and blue which makes it look quite colourful which my daughter enjoys. The mint is a pleasant flavour which isn't overly strong but gives minty fresh breath. I had previously bought my daughter a hello kitty "strawberry" flavoured children toothpaste which she hated and told me she never wanted to brush her teeth with it so minty is definitely the only option in our house! With this Aquafresh toothpaste it is advised to brush children's teeth twice a day, which we do and squeezing out a small pea sized blob on to her brush is sufficient for the whole 2 minutes morning and night with this toothpaste.
The toothpaste will help to strengthen tooth enamel which is great as I am always worried my daughter will have weak teeth. This has a brilliant low level of 0.315% Sodium fluoride which is a low level so will not cause harm if my daughter accidentally swallows some although I am encouraging her to spit when brushing and she is doing this well.
Overall I really this toothpaste and would definitely recommend it. It's from a good brand, is easy to use, and is a friendly toothpaste my daughter enjoys using which is the most important thing! It get's 5 out of 5 from us :)
Jayden is nearly a year old now and currently has 2 teeth, as soon as these started to come through I knew it was time to start brushing them. Me and my Husband have always had very good teeth even as children and really want Jayden to be the same and to get into the habit of regularly cleaning his teeth. I bought him his own baby toothbrush and dug out the sample of toothpaste that I received a couple of months previously. The sample I received was Aquafresh Milk Teeth Toothpaste, its a brand I have often seen in the supermarkets and decided that it would be ideal to start him off on.
The Aquafresh Milk Teeth Toothpaste comes in a small white tube, similar to that of regular toothpaste, the wider end is slightly flatter with the other end being much wider, this end also has a round white plastic lid on it which can simply be screwed on and off of the tube as and when you require the toothpaste, this lid also doubles up as a base should you wish to stand the tube up in your bathroom.
On the front of the tube is the Aquafresh logo with the majority of the tube being taken up with the words Milk Teeth, with each letter being a different colour making it stand out against the plain white background. There are also a couple of facts on the front of the tube written in blue writing about the toothpaste with the age group that it is suitable for written in a blue circle.
The back of the tube contains all of the product information including directions of use, contents and the ingredients, all of this information is written in blue writing allowing it to stand out against the white background, it is clearly set out so that it is easy to read and follow. The plastic that the tube is made from is reasonably soft allowing you to easily squeeze the toothpaste out even when the tube is nearly empty.
Aquafresh Milk Teeth Toothpaste looks just the same as regular toothpaste, it is pure white in colour and has the same thickish consistency. The toothpaste has a spearmint fragrance to it and to be honest tastes the same as well (I did give it a little try myself) just going on the appearance and the taste of this toothpaste you really wouldn't know that it was a toothpaste for children, however the difference between this toothpaste and regular toothpaste is the fluoride amount, this has gentle fluoride protection which will help your baby's teeth and gums, the fluoride protection is described as 1000ppm which is lower than a regular toothpaste, it also contains calcium which will help to support your baby's teeth as they grow and develop.
Aquafresh Milk Teeth Toothpaste is designed for baby's between the ages of 0 and 3 so basically you can start using this toothpaste as soon as your baby starts to develop teeth that show through their gums.
Directions for Use
The directions of how to use the Aquafresh Milk Teeth Toothpaste are clearly stated on the back of the tube and say that you should brush your baby's teeth twice daily
* Children under 3 - Use a smear of toothpaste for supervised brushing, this will minimise swallowing
* Children over 3 - Use a pea sized amount of toothpaste for supervised brushing. It is important to follow these amounts so that your baby's intake of fluoride is not too much.
Price and Availability
As I have mentioned I actually got this tube of toothpaste as a free sample, however I have seen it available in most supermarkets and also shops such as Boots and Superdrug. A 50ml tube of this toothpaste from my local Tesco costs £1.20 which personally I think is excellent value for money, you only need a tiny amount of the toothpaste at a time so even a small tube lasts a long time.
I have been using the Aquafresh Milk Teeth Toothpaste for several weeks now and have been pleased with it, Jayden seems to like the taste of this, it just tastes of spearmint so there is no unpleasant artificial taste to it.
The toothpaste is reasonably priced and long lasting making it well worth the money. I can use this toothpaste in confidence knowing that it is helping to clean and protect Jayden's teeth, and brushing his teeth from an early age will help to get him into a good routine as he gets older.
The only problem I have is actually getting Jayden to allow me to clean his teeth, because he likes the taste of this product all he wants to do is lick the toothpaste off of the brush so I have to try and get to his teeth before his tongue can get to the toothpaste, whilst it is not good for him to eat the toothpaste I do not have to worry to much as I only use a small amount at a time and the low fluoride amount in it will not cause any problems.
Overall I would definitely recommend Aquafresh Milk Teeth Toothpaste as an excellent product to help clean and protect your baby's teeth and gums, I will definitely purchase this product again in the future especially as Jayden seems to like it as well.
We have tried several different toothpastes with our two year old daughter but it seems this is the one she most likes to use. Some of the toothpastes have been met with an absolute refusal (including a strawberrry one) so this one is minty and one she seems to enjoy using.
I got a small 17ml sample tube of this toothpaste in a Bounty pack so this is how we were introduced to it. The tube is white with a screw top lid and has bright coloured letters on it and a recommendation that it is suitable for 0-3 year olds. It is described as gentle fluoride protection toothpaste for baby teeth and gums.
We use this twice daily with our daughter and more recently she has been enjoying using it with an electronic toothbrush. I am happy to buy anything which encourages her to clean her teeth regularly. She likes this toothpaste because she licks it from the brush straight away! We use just a smear of the toothpaste and supervise her the whole time she has her brush.
Out of interest, I have tried this toothpaste and it tastes very mild and spearmint. To me it tastes very pleasant.
A 50ml tube costs £1 25 at Boots which is where I usually buy this toothpaste.
I really think this is a great toothpaste for children. The flavour seems just right and it is one our daughter is happy to use. Whilst we are still working on the concept of when it's acceptable to spit (and when it's not) she loves brushing her teeth with her electric toothbrush and using this paste I am happy that she is protecting her teeth and learning good habits for the rest of her life.
After what seemed an age, my little baby girl sprouted two bottom teeth around the 6 month mark, and as soon as they came up enough, I began to brush them twice a day. When I was pregnant I received a sample of this Aquafresh Milk Teeth in a pregnancy pack, and this was the one that I immediately used when the time came to brush her teeth for the first time.
Although I had a sample tube, a 100ml tube of this milk teeth toothpaste costs around £1.20 in most supermarkets. On the colourful packaging, it states that this toothpaste offers 'gentle tooth care + calcium'. This also gives flouride protection for baby teeth and gums, with flouride protection of 1000ppm.
This toothpaste is sugar free which is important in my opinion when it comes to my baby girl. It also has a gentle mint taste which I suppose should help babies accept this paste in their mouths. My little girl obviously likes the taste, as very often she tries to lick the paste before it even reaches her two teeth. This toothpaste has been designed for children between the ages of 0 and 3.
My daughter is now 8 months old and so I have been cleaning her teeth with this toothpaste for around two months and I have been very pleased with it. My daughter isn't one who likes getting her teeth cleaned and will fight somewhat, putting her tongue out to prevent me getting at her teeth, but she certainly seems to like the toothpaste, and once I manage to get to the teeth, she will let me spend a (limited!) few minutes actually brushing the teeth and I do feel that this paste is helping to keep her two teeth clean and prevent the build up of plaque etc.
Obviously it is difficult to tell just how clean her teeth are, but they certainly look it, and there is no visible sign of any food around the teeth or plaque, so I am happy with the paste. So much so, that when my sample finished, I bought a full tube of this toothpaste, as I am confident in its ability as my daughter grows and sprouts more teeth, to keep her teeth clean.
I wish I'd looked after me teeth - proclaimed quirky northern poet Pam Ayres in the poem of the same name.
This is a phrase I don't want my daughter to ever have to utter and so my campaign to keep her teeth as clean and healthy as possible started as soon as her very first teeth appeared. The toothpaste of choice has been Aquafresh Milk Teeth from the very beginning thanks to a sample of the paste I received in one of the many goody bags I was plied with on her birth just over a year ago now.
The toothpaste comes in a white tube with an image on it of what looks like a water drop with a face and hands, displaying a sign with 0 to 3 years written on it.
Underneath is the word 'milky' in childlike writing. I don't know if this is meant to be the name of the water drop or a reference to the toothpaste. Either way, underneath this comes the typical Aquafresh logo and under this the words 'milk teeth' in colourful bubble writing. Right under this comes the more serious information 'fluoride protection 1000ppm'. This figure of 1000ppm means little to me I have to admit but I'm guessing it is supposed to be a selling point in favour of this toothpaste.
Turning the tube over there is more information about the toothpaste and how to use it.
It reads; "gentle fluoride toothpaste for baby teeth and gums".
Then come the directions 'brush twice daily' followed by different instructions according to the child's age. Under threes should use a smear of toothpaste for supervised brushing and under sixes should use a pea-shaped amount for supervised brushing'. All well and good but confusing on the basis I thought this was a toothpaste for 0 to 3 year olds, as old milky the water drop tells us on the front?
Then comes the warning we are all too aware of about the danger of too much fluoride intake. Interestingly it also explains a dentist may recommend a 1400ppm fluoride toothpaste if your child has cavities and needs extra protection against tooth decay. At least that sheds some light on that fluoride number on the front. It's to do with the strength of the toothpaste then.
The ingredients in the toothpaste follow.
As anyone with young children will know, brushing a babies teeth is no mean feat. At first I started off using just my finger with a blob of toothpaste on but we have progressed to a toothbrush. One thing is clear. My daughter loves the taste of this minty toothpaste as she does her best to swallow most of what is on the brush. She gets upset when you try and move the brush around her mouth too much when she is desperately trying to suck the paste off it.
So that's a plus in the taste department then. This is good as I didn't want to have to resort to the more child friendly synthetic flavours such as strawberry you see on the market as I can't shake the notion they must come with some sugar added and defeat the object of brushing teeth in the first place.
In terms of ease of use, it is simple to squeeze a small amount of paste onto the brush. It doesn't all spurt out at once. The only tricky part can be because the lid screws on and off it can be difficult to screw it back on when you have a toothbrush in one hand and are trying to make sure your child doesn't roll off the changing mat or just crawl off with the other. A flip up and down lid would have been better.
It is hard to gauge how good the toothpaste is on a baby's teeth but so far my daughter's teeth appear to be lovely and clean with a white, sparkly finish. She has had her teeth looked at by the dentist and he was pleased with how they were coming on.
It is wise to use this paste twice daily as recommended as it is hard to do the most thorough of brushes in just one sitting when, as I say, your child is trying their best to eat the paste.
Because you only have to use a tiny amount each time, the tube, which contains 50ml of paste and only costs about £1.50, lasts a few months so you barely realise you are spending any money on it.
The toothpaste does foam around my daughter's mouth quite a bit whilst I am brushing and I do have to do a bit of a clean up operation with a baby wipe afterwards but I think that is quite normal when they are sucking away and at other times fighting the brush.
The only point I would raise of real concern is making sure you pick up the right paste. Aquafresh produce three different children's toothpastes - milk teeth, little teeth and big teeth. I have made the frustrating mistake of picking up a tube of little teeth toothpaste off the supermarket shelf thinking this was the correct paste for my daughter's age only to get home and find it is for little ones aged over three. I may be being stupid here but I don't see why the youngest aged paste is called milk teeth because all children's teeth are milk teeth - it is nothing specific to baby's teeth, therefore that is why I must have thought little teeth would be the correct paste to buy, before I learnt different.
I have never used any other toothpaste but Aquafresh milk teeth on my daughter's teeth as I am so happy with the job it is doing and I won't be swapping to anything else. Just make sure you check what age range the tube you pick up from the shop shelf is geared at before purchasing it as that aspect of the children's Aquafresh toothpastes is a little unclear.
My daughter has only just willingly began to brush her teeth properly. It used to be an endless battle trying to get her to brush her teeth, or to let me do it. I tried a variety of different toothpastes of different flavours, trying to find something that will make her like having her teeth brushed, including this toothpaste from Aquafresh.
The toothpaste is recommended for children aged 0-3 years and the packaging makes it clear that this is a toothpaste aimed at babies and toddlers with the words 'Milk teeth' written in big bold multicoloured lettering.
The toothpaste itself is quite thick in consistency so it stays on the brush easily, definitely a good thing when they hold the toothbrush themselves! It doesn't have any colouring to it, so it's just plain white. It smells minty, almost like ordinary adult toothpaste but not as strong, it's a nice fresh smell.
Young children don't need as much fluoride in there toothpaste unless they have obvious signs of tooth decay and/or cavities and their dentists will recommend a toothpaste suitable. This makes Aquafresh milk teeth toothpaste perfect as it doesn't contain as much fluoride as adult toothpastes. It is also sugar free, perfect for keeping those little teeth nice and healthy.
My daughter wasn't very taken with this toothpaste, just like every other toothpaste I have tried. I don't think it was the taste that actually put her off, just the brushing in general. Now she has picked out her own toothbrush she started brushing her teeth with the toothpaste she had previously hated. So if I bought it again I'm sure she would be more taken to it.
I have actually tried some myself, during the brushing the teeth battle with my daughter, and it has a nice taste. It's very similar to adults minty toothpaste, just a lot less in your face. The thickness of the toothpaste is just right, it doesn't fall off of the toothbrush, but is easy to brush along your teeth without having to go mad and brush hard. It did leave me breath smelling fresh, not as fresh as I'd like, but it's a childs toothpaste and I'm obviously an adult! I think if my daughter did tolerate having her teeth brushed with this, it would have left her breath smelling clean and fresh.
At £1.20 for 50ml, I think this is a brilliant price. The toothpaste doesn't contain too much fluoride, has a nice consistency and leaves breath smelling fresh. It's just a shame my daughter detested having her teeth brushed when we had this toothpaste, and I'll definitely be giving it another go now she enjoys brushing her teeth.
My son was a late teether but, when he did finally get some teeth cut through his gums, we were advised by the health visitor to start brushing the teeth that he did have. At first I was a little worried about irritating his sore gums but it seemed a good idea to establish teeth brushing into his bedtime routine at an early age. I wouldn't have known where to start with regards to toothpastes for babies but I had received a small sample tube of this Aquafresh Milk Teeth Toothpaste in the Bounty pack I had received in hospital after my son was born. Therefore, I decided to try this out.
The tube is squeezy as adult toothpastes are. It is white in colour with 'milk teeth' written on in brightly coloured letters - each letter is a different colour. It is suitable for children from 0 to 3 years of age. The toothpaste is white in colour and smells strongly of mint. It contains fluoride and calcium to protect and help keep teeth strong. It is sugar free.
To use, you smear a small amount of the toothpaste on to a baby toothbrush and brush the teeth. I found that even a small amount foams quite nicely and does the job on the handful of teeth that we currently have. My son seems to like the flavour and willingly opens his mouth for the toothbrush despite the obvious discomfort that it causes his gums. For me, I would like the flavour to be a bit gentle (on tasting, it is as minty as it smells!) and I worry about my son swallowing too much - but there is not really much that can be done about this at his age.
Cleaning wise, it seems to do the job and certainly freshens my son's breath too! Since being pleased with the sample tube, I have purchased a regular tube of this toothpaste - 50ml at £1.22 in Boots. This is good value as a tube does last a long time because you only need a small amount each time you brush. I am happy with the purchase and reassured that the toothpaste is designed especially for baby's teeth by a brand that I am familiar with and trust.
My son cut his first tooth at nine months old and as there are two dentists in my family I knew the importance of starting a tooth brushing routine straight away. When I was pregnant I received free packs that contained vouchers and samples. One such sample was a 17 ml tube of Aquafresh Milk teeth toothpaste which came with a voucher for 20p of the regular 50ml tube. The 50ml tube retails at around £1.15 in most supermarkets.
So as soon as my son's first tooth was through we started brushing his tooth with a baby toothbrush (which I have also reviewed) and a small smear of Milk Teeth toothpaste. It is recommended on the tube that you only use a very small amount to minimise swallowing. The tube also usefully includes clear instructions about what to do if your child does swallow too much of the paste. Because you are using such a small amount at a time even the 17ml tube still has plenty left after over a month of use so a 50ml tube really would last ages. This makes it very good value. My little boy seems to love the taste of the toothpaste making brushing his teeth a good experience for him. I have tasted the paste myself and it does taste nice, much milder than normal toothpaste but it still tastes minty fresh. The packaging also appeals to children with "milk teeth" spelt out in brightly coloured letters on the tube and box.
The tube states that it is aimed at 0-3 year olds and has the recommended fluoride level of 1000ppm which is ideal for that age range. I have heard stories about children having fluoride poisoning so it is good to know I am using a toothpaste that has the right amount for my baby. I think children over the age of three need a stronger toothpaste to ensure their teeth get a good clean. The tube also states that it contains calcium which of course is good for your teeth so that's good to know too.
In summary, I think this toothpaste is perfect for use on my ten month olds teeth. It has a nice flavour which he enjoys while also ensuring his teeth are appropriately cleaned. Plus it is good value for money.
I introduced my baby girl to this product as soon as her teeth started coming through at around 6 months old. She had already taken a keen interest in watching me brush my teeth, with a look of wonder. So with her little toothbrush and this toothpaste we stood in front of the mirror and watched me brush her tooth and the rest of her mouth. ever since she does it herself! she is 8 months old now and we brush our teeth together, me stood at the sink and her in the door bouncer. I do however still need to take over and actually brush her teeth as she loves this paste so much she sucks on the toothbrush too. They provide an ample amount for the audience in this tube even though it is smaller than the grown up tooth paste. our tube has been in use for about 3 months now and that with twice a day brushing
My twin boys are 4 this month and have been brushing their teeth now since they were about 6 months old, with the help of me of course.
I was quite confident in what toothpaste I'd be using for them as I remember my baby brother having to use the same when he was quite a bit younger.
Aquafresh Milk Teeth toothpaste - which costs roughly £1 for a 50ml tube in many shops including Bodycare, Savers, Superdrug, Boots as well as Supermarkets.
Aquafresh toothpastes are suitable for a range of ages but the one we've been using up until now is the 0-3 years version. The pastes are clearly labeled with the age range they are recommended for too.
The tube it comes in is a cute, childlike tube, dominantly white in colour with a toothpaste drop holding the age circle at the top and Milk Teeth in multi coloured bubble writing at the bottom.
The back of the tube tells us that this is a 'gentle fluoride toothpaste for baby teeth and gums. Directions are also provided on the back of the tube - such as advising that their baby teeth should be brushed daily. If it's a child under 3 using it we are told to use a smear of paste for supervised brushing to minimise swallowing however children over 6 can use a pea sized amount. These guidelines are good as sometimes it can be easy to use a bit too much for a young child as you are so used to using larger amounts of toothpaste for yourself.
The toothpaste is pure white in colour and rather smooth as well as looking creamy. When my boys brush their teeth with me it appears to froth up quite a bit around their teeth and works well in smearing and covering all of their little teeth. Their breath certainly smells fresh and slightly minty after they've used it but not near as strong and minty as some adult toothpastes. Tasting it myself it is so mild compared to toothpastes I use which is good, as of course this is meant for young children. My boys have been using this toothpaste for years now, apart from using a new 1 now and then which has been bought as a gift and they have had 2 visits at the dentist. The dentist quickly noticed how clean and impressive their teeth were and told me to keep doing what I am doing - for this reason I can't recommend this tooth paste enough for people with young children as it helps clean their teeth and maintain healthy teeth and gums.
When my daughter came to an age of brushing her teeth we had a look at what toothpastes were on offer for small children and we came across this one specifically for 0-3 years old and decided this was probably one of the better ones as it was by a well known brand.
You can buy this toothpaste for £1.00 a tube, a tube holds 50ml and comes packed in a box. The box for the toothpaste is of fairly strong cardboard and is sealed in such a way that once opened you know it has been opened so there could not be any tampering with the product. The box is predominantly white in colour witth blue on the ends and milk teeth written across it in red, yellow, green and blue. On the front of the box is also the Aquafrash logo and the statement "gentle tooth care + calcium", it is claimed to provide gentle flouride protection for baby teeth and gums of 1000 ppm. On the side of the box there are a list of ingredients the main one being aqua, there is a note that a dentist may recommend a rate of 1400 ppm if the child has cavaties and need extra protection against tooth decay, this give me the feeling that this may not be the best and this has been backed by my dentist. On the back of the box there is the toothpaste character you see on the adverts and the following information, "as soon as a baby starts teething it's important to care for their teeth and gums with regular brushing. I'm made of one gentle white stripe which has flouride and calcium for gentle protection, i'm sugar free and have a gentle minty taste."
My daughter is now nearly four and I will be looking for a more suitable toothpaste shortly but this has been capable of doing the job up to now. Sophie hates the stronger tastes of mint so this has been good for her as I don't really like the flavoured toothpastes aimed at children as I like to be able to smell that a childs breath is fresh and I don't believe you get this from a flavoured toothpaste. The toothpaste is thick enough so that it doesn't go all over when dispensing but thin enough that it will disperse over the teeth, Sophie will accept the taste of this so it must be much milder than normal toothpaste as she would not entertain that at all. After speaking to the dentist my only concern is the amount of flouride as I was told that the lastest research is that these toothpastes that are manufactured for children infact do not contain enough flouride and children should be using adult toothpastes just in smaller quanities, I will be considering this when selecting the next stage for her.
I have lots of grandchildren and they all take it in turns to have a sleep over at our home, at least one stays over at the weekend and more often than not more than one stays over and so having their own toothpaste is important for the younger ones because adult toothpaste can be too strong and they just do not like it and I find they will not then brush their teeth and so this paste is one that I buy on a regular basis for them to use and it suits them and they quite happily brush their teeth and are happy
This paste I buy usually for around £1.15 and it is available from most supermarkets at around the same price, it comes in a tube of 50g and I think it is a good price for the amount and it is extremely good value too as it does last such a long time because only a small amount is needed on the toothbrush. It also comes inside a cardboard box, which is quite colourful and looks attractive to the little ones and it has the words Milk Teeth in different colours.
The toothpaste is a thick texture and it is nice and mild for the children and my grandchildren love the taste and I have had not problems with them wanting to brush their teeth on a regular basis with this one, it rinses well too and it does not burn their mouths as some adult pastes can tend to do.
It is aimed at the age range from 0 to 3 years old and it is never too early to learn a child to brush their teeth because it is something they are going to learn to do in the years ahead and so I think it is good to start at an early age and learn them the routine. Some of my older grandchildren who are aged 5 use this paste and it also cleans their teeth and they like it too and so although it is aimed to use for the ages about, I think it is also just as good for a slightly older child.
It is such a nice paste and worth the price because some pastes can be a little expensive but this one I think is a good price for most budgets and it does last a long time as only a pea sized amount is needed on the brush for the older children and I only place a tiny smear on the tiny ones so they can get used to cleaning their teeth and get used to the taste of a paste. It is also a mild mint taste and is sugar free, which is excellent for the children, it also contains calcium and fluoride which helps protect their gums and teeth.
I do like this paste and I recommend this product for anyone to give it go as I think it is worth the price and also it is extremely good quality too, cheap enough for most budgets and it works and it suits all my grandchildren.
I rate it 5 stars.
My baby girl has had her two bottom teeth for a few weeks now and so when they first came through I made a trip to Boots to get her some toothpaste. It's really weird I think to be thinking about toothpaste for someone who is so little but these milk teeth will last her for the next couple of years so we need to start taking care of them now.
The toothpaste I chose for her was from Aquafresh and was simply called Milk Teeth. The packaging is definitely made for kids as the words milk teeth and written in bright colourful letters and there is a little character made out of a dab of toothpaste on the side of the box. He then has a little speech bubble where he tells you about the toothpaste. He says, "As soon as your baby starts teething, it's important to care for their teeth and gums with regular brushing. I'm made of one gentle white stripe which has fluoride and calcium for gentle protection. I'm sugar free and have a gentle minty taste."
This toothpaste is intended for kids from 0-3 years so it will be something she uses for quite a while. There are directions on the side of the box but to be honest it is pretty obvious what to do although I do think it's good they have directions as this is for your baby and you want to make sure you are doing it right. It tells you to just use a smear of toothpaste so I tend to use a pea sized amount. Then, and this is generally hard in a squirmy little baby but you just brush like you normally would your own teeth. I like to get the toothbrush really wet so this helps to rinse as you are going along as it is hard for babies to swish their mouth out once they are done. This is quite a gentle toothpaste and quite smooth, you can tell that there are no harsh bits in it so I feel assured that it is being gentle to her little teeth. There is a minty flavour but it is not too overpowering so it is not a weird sensation in their mouth.
This tube of toothpaste is 50ml and costs £1.25 and is an essential part of your baby's routine.
We all wait for that special moment our baby's first tooth. From then it's a nightmare with a teething baby the sleepless nights may start again. Not only does that cause a problem then it's the decision of what toothpaste to use! For some parents it's not what toothpaste you choose but simply what toothpaste you little one will let you use.
There is the main contenders when it comes to children's toothpaste colgate or aquafresh. Although we have colgate ourselves we opted for aquafresh for our eldest son. We were given a small sample with our bounty pack and went from there. I would highly recommend going for a mint based toothpaste as when you move onto adult toothpaste you get mint flavoured. I would imagine a fruit flavoured one could start off a sweet tooth. That said if your child just can't stand the mint flavour than any flavour is better than none.
My son took to the aquafresh milk teeth toothpaste straight away. We had no problems with him letting us do his teeth. Now he is two and a half the only problem we have is he wants to do it himself. We have to bribe him to let us have a go first then he can take over! This particular toothpaste is mint flavour but it isn't too over powering and is sugar free. It is recommended you start using this toothpaste as soon as your little one starts teething. The Aquafresh milk teeth is suitable for age 0 to 3 years.
This toothpaste has fluoride protection of 1000ppm which most dentists would ask you to use if not more. Or so I was told by a woman who came round my local children's centre discussing the need to brush your child's teeth. My son has had 3 visits to the dentist so far and she is very happy with the cleaning of my son's teeth so we must be using the right stuff. The toothpaste also contains:
Aqua,Hydrated Silica ,Glycerin ,Sorbitol ,Titanium Dioxide ,Sodium Lauryl Sulfate ,Xanthan Gum ,Disodium Phosphate ,Sodium Monofluorophosphate ,Sodium Saccharin ,Aroma ,Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) ,Calcium Glycerophosphate ,Limonene ,Contains: Sodium Monofluorophosphate 0.8% w/w (1000 ppm Fluoride)
Which I am sorry to admit doesn't mean a great deal to me!
Now although I have said my son has no problem with it I wouldn't be me if I hadn't tried it too! Well we happily give our children things but isn't it best to try it too. Well it tastes very much like the toothpaste adults use and leaves your teeth felling tingly and clean. Just what you want in toothpaste really.
The packaging of this item is fun to entice a small child. With the trade mark character on the box and tube. The writing milk teeth is colourful and written in a childish way. It stands out to me on a shelf and my son always recognises it when we are shopping. It also states on the front of the box it is gentle tooth care with calcium.
On the packaging it recommends it is used up with
in 12 months of opening. I brush my son's teeth twice a day as recommended and a 50ml tube lasts my son a couple of months. I buy mine from Tesco's and it costs me £1.15 for the 50ml tube.
Aquafresh Milk Teeth is a toothpaste especially designed for babies and toddlers (0-3 years). Dentists recommend that you start cleaning your child's teeth with a fluoride toothpaste as soon as their first teeth appear. However, fluoride is harmful if swallowed in large quantities. As young children have not yet learned to spit out toothpaste, it makes sense to use a low fluoride toothpaste like Aquafresh Milk Teeth.
Aquafresh Milk Teeth is sugar free and contains a reduced fluoride level of 1000 ppm. A standard toothpaste has a fluoride level of 1450 ppm. Aquafresh Milk Teeth has a mild minty flavour, which my 21 month old son really likes. A 50 ml tube currently costs £1 in Sainsbury's and you only need to use a smear of the toothpaste, to minimise the amount that the child swallows. As a result, a tube of this toothpaste lasts us for around 6 months. However, the tube will last for 12 months once opened. The tube has a separate lid (i.e. it's not a flip cap) which clicks quite securely shut. This does prevent my son from squeezing all the toothpaste out too quickly, if he manages to get hold of the tube whilst I'm not looking!
Unlike standard Aquafresh toothpaste, Milk Teeth does not come in red, white and blue stripes. I'm not sure why this is, but I think it's a shame. My son does not like having his teeth cleaned, and I think striped toothpaste might provide a good distraction whilst I try to get him to open his mouth! Aquafresh market this white paste as providing gentle tooth care plus calcium.
Tooth cleaning is a bit of a struggle in our house. However, my son likes the taste of Aquafresh Milk Teeth and this toothpaste lathers quickly. At £1 a tube I think it is good value for money for a branded toothpaste. Most importantly, I am hoping that it provides adequate protection for my son's new set of teeth. As we are off to the dentist this afternoon, we should soon find out!
For baby teeth and gums / Age: 0-3 Years